A photo taken on November 20, 2013 shows handcuffs and a police badge at a police station in the northern French city of Arras. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

KUALA LUMPUR – A Malaysian serial rapist, convicted of assaulting more than two dozen women in Canada, is likely to be deported back to Malaysia soon after serving out his 25-year prison sentence.

But Bukit Aman has yet to be officially notified by Canadian authorities as to what will happen to Selva Kumar Subbiah (pic), who is due to be released from prison this month.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police would contact Canadian authorities through the Malaysian High Commis­sion in Canada to ascertain the current status of Selva Kumar.

“We will get in touch with the High Commission through the Foreign Ministry.

“It is premature to conclude on further action, on whether he’ll be deported or otherwise, until we get more information,” he said yesterday.

Khalid was commenting on a report by the Toronto Star, a Canadian newspaper, which stated that Selva Kumar was due to be released but there was no confirmation whether he would be deported to Malaysia or returned to the streets of Toronto.

At his sentencing in 1991, the judge ordered that he be deported immediately after serving out his sentence. The 56-year-old was convicted of assaulting more than two dozen women in Toronto.

The portal also reported that Canada Border Services would not say if Selva Kumar would be deported upon his release.

However, a spokesman said Canada’s Immigration Act “clearly defines reasons for inadmissibility including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations, in organised crime, security, health or financial reasons and all foreign nationals or permanent residents convicted of criminal acts must serve their sentence before the removal from Canada can take place”.

Selva Kumar was convicted of several sexual assaults on Dec 21, 1992. During his crime spree, Selva Kumar posed as a model agent, a talent scout, a professional dancer, a lawyer and even a diplomat.

His modus operandi was to lure victims to the basement of his home before offering victims a spiked drink, which would then render them unconscious.

He would then undress his victims and rape them before taking pictures of their naked bodies.

Upon his arrest in 1991, Canadian authorities also seized a black book with “ratings” of 170 women.